The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Africa (1873)


Year of Build:
1873
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Kingston, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
652
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cove Island, Ontario, Canada
How:
Foundered
History

First Rebuild: Official Number: 92285 Propulsion: Screw Dimensions: 148 x 26 -- 482 tons Rebuilt: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1886

136x25x12 Owned by Proctor & Co., Hamilton 1873; Mrs. A. R. Christie, Toronto 1886. Built by Kingston Marine Railway and launched 11/05/73. Custom-House measure (pre-1877) 352t. Badly damaged by fire Owen Sound 15/04/86, rebuilt by J. Simpson, Owen Sound to 148x26x13. Passenger accommodation removed. Engine 36x30 by Davidson & Doran, Kingston (from "China"), compounded 1891. Sank in gale 09/10/95 Cove Island, Ont. killing 13.

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Africa (1873)